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Acute human exposure assessment to tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9‐THC)

Delta‐9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ 9 ‐THC) is a naturally occurring psychoactive compound derived from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. In 2015, EFSA established an acute reference dose (ARfD) of 1 μg/kg body weight (bw) for Δ 9 ‐THC and assessed acute dietar ...

07 January 2020
Scientific Report of EFSA

Avian influenza overview August – November2019

Between 16 August and 15 November 2019, one low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5) outbreak in poultry in France was reported in Europe. Genetic characterisation reveals that the virusclusterswith Eurasian LPAI viruses. No highly pathogenic avian inf ...

20 December 2019
Scientific Report of EFSA

Avian influenza overview February– August 2019

Between 16 February and 15 August 2019, five HPAI A(H5N8) outbreaks at poultry establishments in Bulgaria, two low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5N1) outbreaks in poultry in Denmark and one in captive birds in Germany, one LPAI A(H7N3) outbreak in ...

27 September 2019
Scientific Report of EFSA

Research gap analysis on African swine fever

The most significant knowledge gaps in the prevention and control of African swine fever (ASF) were identified by the EU Veterinary services and other stakeholders involved in pig production and wild boar management through an online survey. The responden ...

27 August 2019
Scientific Report of EFSA

Analysis of the European baseline survey of norovirus in oysters

The European Commission requested scientific technical assistance for the analysis of a European Union coordinated monitoring programme on the prevalence of norovirus in raw oysters. A total of 2,180 valid samples were taken from production areas and 2,12 ...

15 July 2019
Scientific Report of EFSA

Occurrence data of nickel in feed and animal exposure assessment

Nickel (Ni) is a silvery‐white, hard, ductile metal existing in oxidation states; in biological systems, Ni 2+  is the prevalent form. All analytical results used to estimate animal dietary exposure were reported as Ni', without providing information ...

24 June 2019
Scientific Report of EFSA

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